Gene Barr, Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry President and CEO Gene Barr, today released the following statement regarding the latest unemployment report showing that Pennsylvania’s jobless rate continues to improve under Governor Tom Corbett’s leadership.
The unemployment rate now stands at 6.2 percent, which is the lowest level since November 2008 and remains below the national rate of 6.7 percent. The latest numbers come on the heels of another positive jobs report from earlier this month that put the jobless rate at 6.4 percent.
“Today’s jobs announcement continues to spell good news for Pennsylvania’s future thanks to Governor Tom Corbett,” said Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry President and CEO Gene Barr. “Unemployment continues to drop and Pennsylvanians are returning to work as the private sector continues to make progress in recovering from our too long national economic downturn. Governor Corbett has kept his promises to reopen Pennsylvania for business and we look forward to seeing our economy continue to grow under his leadership for four more years.”
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